Missing Virginia man located in Missouri by law enforcement
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA (LOOTPRESS) – A missing persons investigation was brought to its conclusion last week when contact was made by law enforcement with a man who had been considered missing. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Jonathan “Johnny” Roop had been sought throughout much of the month of February and had been seen traveling […]
Planning Property Improvements? Check City Code Guidelines First
Are you planning to build a shed or a fence, landscape your yard or make other improvements to your property this summer? The City has some great resources to help you ensure you are following city code. Click the link for more information.Visit here for more details.
Christiansburg Middle School bans phone usage during school day
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Christiansburg Middle School is banning cell phone usage during the school day, according to the Christiansburg Middle School PTA. “Early in the year, we put together a committee to review the current personal device policy to see where we could do better,” Christiansburg Middle School Principal Danny Knott said.
Tractor-trailer crash causing three-mile backups on I-81 North in Montgomery Co.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR)– The Virginia Department of Transportation says drivers can expect delays on I-81 in Montgomery County due to a tractor-trailer near mile marker 128.3. As of 5:58 p.m., the north left shoulder and right shoulder are closed. VDOT reports traffic backups are nearly three miles. WFXR...
Great Falls Bank Robber Arrested In Montgomery County, Police Say
Officers were called shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday morning to Wells Fargo on Walker Road in Great Falls, where a man took out a gun, demanded cash, and left in a vehicle. A spokesperson from the department confirmed that the bank robber was taken into custody with an assist from a police helicopter, quick-thinking officers, and backup from the Montgomery County Police Department.
Hometown Eats: Blue Ridge Diner
FLOYD, Va. (WDBJ) - You just never know when your hometown will call you back or just how loud that call might be. For a restaurant owner in Floyd, that call was in 2020 to a place he was very familiar with. We’re swinging into the Blue Ridge Diner in Floyd for this week’s Hometown Eats!
Roanoke woman hit, killed by tractor-trailer on Franklin Road
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke County Police Department says alcohol may be a factor after a woman was hit by a tractor-trailer on Franklin Road on Tuesday night. Police said just after 10 p.m. on Feb. 27, a 2016 Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling in the southbound lane, near the 5000 block of Franklin Road when it hit 34-year-old Amanda Graninger.
Health district confirms skunk tested positive for rabies in Salem
SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — A skunk has tested positive for rabies in Salem. The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) confirmed that animal control picked up the skunk on Feb. 21 in the E. Hill Court area. It then tested positive for the virus on Feb. 27. The...
Winter strikes back in seasonable fashion on Leap Day
ROANOKE, Va. – The strongest of the wind is over, but man, it was howling Wednesday night!. Here is a video I posted to my Facebook right after our cold front passed through. While the wind chill starts in the teens and 20s early Thursday morning, the wind won’t...
Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest: Sportsbook promo codes, odds, spread, over/under and other Vegas lines - March 2
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-10, 10-7 ACC) will aim to end a three-game road losing skid when visiting the Virginia Tech Hokies (15-13, 7-10 ACC) on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Cassell Coliseum, airing at 5:30 PM ET on The CW. You can check out odds, spreads, over/unders and...
Vehicle crash on I-81 North in Roanoke County cleared
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR)– VDOT reports the vehicle crash on I-81 North in Roanoke County has been cleared. The north left shoulder ad left lanes have been reopened. ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR)– The Virginia Department of Transportation says drivers can expect delays on I-81 in Roanoke County due to a vehicle crash near mile marker 146.
HOMETOWN ENTERTAINMENT: First Monday Concert Series returns to Salem
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Mark Templeton of Franklin County has had a longtime love of traditional music. “We used to watch Top O’ the Mornin’ with Red Smiley and Don Reno,” says Templeton. As musicians themselves, Mark and his wife Karen have performed at places like the...
The coldest February in Salem history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Salem Police Chief Michael Crawley retiring after nearly 25 years in service
SALEM, Va. (WSET) — The City of Salem is coming to the end of an era within the police department. Chief Michael Crawley is retiring after nearly 25 years of serving in the police force. “It has been an absolute honor to work alongside the many men and women...
Lockdown over at William Byrd campus
Update 3pM: Charges are pending against a William Byrd High School student after a gun was found in a car, according to Roanoke County Police. Update from Roanoke County Public Schools at 9:55 am: The William Byrd campus is no longer in secure mode. The school has resumed normal operations. All after-school activities will take place as scheduled. A student left a weapon in a vehicle on the William Byrd campus. As soon as other students learned of this, they alerted the school administration and the school resource officer. The Roanoke County Police Department quickly responded, secured the vehicle in question and began to investigate. The police department determined there was no threat directed at the William Byrd campus. We commend the students who reported this to school administration and the SRO. We also thank the Roanoke County Police department for their rapid response. We remind students and parents to report any concerns to school administration or the police. Parents, please speak with your children about the importance of not bringing inappropriate items to school, either in backpacks or vehicles.
Sheetz opens in Blacksburg
BLACKSBURG, Va. – After months of construction and anticipation, the Sheetz in Blacksburg is finally open. People flocked to the new convenience store to fill up their tanks and their stomachs. It’s located just off South Main Street next to the B&B Movie Theater. We asked customers what...
NCAA Basketball: Virginia Tech at Syracuse
Feb 27, 2024; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Judah Mintz handles the ball in traffic against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at the JMA Wireless Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
A Slice of Heaven: 3 Christiansburg Pizzas You Need to Try
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional pizzarias in Christiansburg. Have you had the pleasure of tasting their offerings yet? We'd love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments below!
Charges pending against student after gun found in car at school
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Charges are pending against a William Byrd High School student after a gun was found in a car, according to Roanoke County Police. Other students alerted the school’s administration and the campus school resource officer after seeing the gun. The sheriff’s office and police determined there was no threat directed at the campus, according to police.